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Teresa J. Winterbotham dies at age 54

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Teresa J. Winterbotham nee Campbell of Phoenix, Arizona, peacefully passed away, surrounded by her family, on September 20, 2015, in Chesterton, Indiana. Having courageously overcome breast cancer twice, she lost her battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in just seven short weeks.

Teresa was born January 6, 1961, in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada to Patricia (Allan) Jones and the late Leonard Campbell.

Left to cherish her memory are her beloved children, Jennifer (Andrew) Hendrix and Joseph M. Winterbotham; her sisters, Heather (Greg) Ellis and Shelley (Dan) Ellis; stepsiblings, Tina (Bob) Massey, Tammy (Brian) Hardsock, and Tony Jones; along with many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.

Predeceased by her father, brother Barry Campbell, maternal and paternal grandparents, as well as several uncles and aunts of Canada.

Teresa enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, cooking, and was skilled in carpentry, construction, and all things artistic. Always maintaining a belief in higher education, she earned her Associates Degree from Purdue North Central, Bachelorís Degree from University of Phoenix, and was just shy of completing her Masterís in Health Administration at University of Phoenix, where she was most currently employed as an Admissions Counselor. She worked at American Express for 13 years as a computer programmer and Project Manager before pursuing her passion, interior decorating. She obtained her staging license and spent the following years flipping houses and designing independently, as well as consulting for Tomboy Tools--a company dedicated to empowering women in DIY projects and home repair. She was fueled by creativity, often using her talents in drawing, photography, and sewing to enrich her clientsí interior designs and to nurture a DIY mentality in her own home. She will be remembered as hardworking, independent, and creative; as an adventurous and open-minded individual who encouraged those around her to try new things; and above all else, as an unbelievably dedicated mother. Her contagious smile, unconditional love, and passion for life will undoubtedly be missed by all who knew her.

At Teresaís request, no services will be held. Condolences may be sent to 1810 Elgin Street, Chesterton IN 46304.


Posted 9/23/2015




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